Nargisi Kofta ( Indian scotch eggs)

  • Servings : 4
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 25m
  • Ready In : 45m

Nargisi Kofta ( Indian scotch eggs)

Step 1


  • Boneless chicken -1/2 kg (else de bone after cooking)
  • Salt – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/2 tablespoon
  • Black pepper powder – 1/2 tablespoon
  • Water – 1 cup


Cook the chicken by adding  all the above ingredients and then drain and mince the chicken.

Step 2


  • Cooking oil -1 cup
  • Green chilli – 3 numbers (Finely chopped)
  • Ginger paste  -1 tsp each
  • Garlic paste  -1 tsp each
  • Salt – as required
  • Red chilli powder – 1 tablespoon
  • Turmeric powder -1/2 teaspoon
  • Garam Masala -1/2 teaspoon
  • Black pepper powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Coriander leaves – 1/2 cup (finely chopped)


In a heated pan add oil. Once the oil is hot, add chopped onion, green chilly, ginger, garlic paste and salt as needed. Saute till golden colour. Then add chilly powder, turmeric powder, garam masala and black pepper powder. Saute till fragrant. Add the minced meat(step 1) and coriander leaves and mix well. Add salt as needed.

Step 3


  • Egg – 1 number (beaten)
  • Boiled egg – 6 nos
  • All purpose flour – 1 cup
  • Bread crumbs – 1 cup
  • Beaten egg – 3 nos (for egg wash )
  • Cooking oil – for deep frying


Add one beaten egg into the chicken mix(step 2) and mix well. Now take a big lemon sized mince mix and stuff the egg inside(shown in the video). Roll it in maida (all purpose flour), then in beaten egg and in bread crumbs. Fry it in oil over medium to low flame till brown. Nargisi Kofta, an authentic Indian starter is ready –  enjoy with mint chutney.

Refer detailed step by step cooking video below

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